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Smithsonian Affiliations shares the accomplishments of 2011 through a photo history of memorable moments.

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    AFFILIATES

    The Affiliate partnership is essential

    to the effort to make Americas

    artistic, historic, and scientific treasures

    more accessible to the American people

    no matter where they live. Just as

    importantly, it brings our experts

    together with your experts to create

    innovative, educational outreach

    programs for learners of all ages.

    G. Wayne Clough, Secretary,

    Smithsonian Institution

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    ***634,780learnedaboutAffiliatesthroughoursocialmediaoutlets

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    18,540 new members have joined the Smithsonian through their local Affiliate in 2011. Thanks Affiliates!

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    NMAH loaned a Florentine Mosaic Pin (bottom right) and a Ro-man Micromosaic Bracelet (upper right) to the Lizzadro Mu-seum of Lapidary Art (Elmhurst, IL) for 2011 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Photo: Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art.

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    From 1963 through 1968, students near Cartersville, GA, discovered and collected thousands of fossils. Many went to NMNH where they remained until today. As part of the Smithsonian Affiliations program, some of the fossils collected at Ladds Quarry were returned on loan to the Tellus Science Museum. Photo: Courtesy Tellus Science Museum.

  • NMNH loaned the Smithsonian Coral Reef to the Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre (Davenport, IA) where it will be on exhibit until 2016. Photo: Putnam Museum.

    Restored by the B & O Railroad Museum (Baltimore, MD) staff in collaboration with conservators at NMAH, the 19th century Pioneer locomotive goes on public view in time for the Civil War sesquicentennial. Photo: Smithsonian Affiliations

    Smithsonian Affiliations 2011 Year in Review

    The Smithsonian Affiliations program creates excellent opportunities for local and national history collaborations.

    Peter Liebhold, Curator and Chair, Division of Work and Industry,

    National Museum of American History

    This V-173 Flying Pancake, on loan from NASM to the Frontiers of Flight Museum (Dallas, TX), is currently being restored for the Smithsonian. Photo: Frontiers of Flight Museum

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    The short handle hoe that belonged to the Chavez family and used by Cesar Chavez while working in the fields is one of the Smithsonian's treasured items. It represents the struggles of farm labor in America and the contributions of an inspirational figure to make a difference, says Harry Rubenstein, Chair, Division of Political History, NMAH. Its currently on loan to LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (Los Angeles, CA). Photo: Smithsonian Affiliations.

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    A local puppeteer met Jane Henson at the opening of Jim Hensons Fantastic World, organized by SITES, and on view at Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences (Peoria, IL) in February 2011. Photo: Photo: Lakeview Museum.

    This reflecting circle is one of seven navigational instruments included in the exhibition Mapping the New World on loan to the Frank H. McClung Museum (Knoxville, TN) from NMAH. Photo: Frank H. McClung Museum.

    Being able to acquire objects

    like these instruments enhance

    our exhibitions and our

    outreach. The museum gains

    greater visibility in the

    community and the field.

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  • The Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody, WY) hosted Buffalo Bills Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Ksebier, an exhibition collaboration that included Smithsonian photographs and objects from the collections of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Photo: Michelle Delaney, Director, Consortium for Understanding the American Experience, Smithsonian Institution.

    South Florida Museum and Parker Manatee Aquarium (Bradenton, FL) hosted Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants, organized by SITES and NMNH. Photo: South Florida Museum.

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    Smithsonian Affiliations 2011 Year in Review

    In Plane View, an exhibition of 56 large-format photographs, show-case the aesthetic beauty of some of NASMs awesome air-craft. It was on view at the Col-lege Park Aviation Museum, MD, from January - June. Photo: Carolyn Russo, NASM.

    The opening celebration for the SITES exhibition Singgalot (The Ties that Bind) at the Charlotte Museum of History (Charlotte, NC). Photo: Hearth Bound Photography.

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    28AffiliatesparticipatedinonlineconferencesRangeoftopics:

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    Eight Affiliates from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico hosted month-long internships for participants in the Smithsonian Latino Centers Young Ambassadors Program. Photo: Smithsonian Latino Center.

    Students at five Affiliates asked a lot of questions during their Town Hall meetings, part of the Na-tional Youth Summit: The 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides, an online/offline discussion organized by NMAH, NMAAHC and the Na-tional Endowment for the Humanities. Photo: Senator John Heinz History Center.

  • Hosting a group from the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in

    celebration of the museum`s premier September With The Smithsonian event was a joyous, foot- stomping event for all. The fun and informative facts on wickedly talented jazz composers assure

    it will be an annual fixture in The Museum of Arts and Sciences

    programming.

    Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator, The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona

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    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL) student Jessica Lapinsky demonstrated proper paper conservation techniques during a disaster management workshop as part of her Smithsonian Affiliations Intern Partnership at Smithsonian Institution Archives. Photo: Smithsonian Affiliations.

    (Left) NASM photographer Eric Long at the Tellus Science Mu-seum (Cartersville, GA) beside one of his cockpit photos in At the Controls. Photo: Smithsonian Affiliations.

    (Right) Smithsonian Books au-thor and astronaut Al Worden signed books at the San Diego Air & Space Museum (San Diego, CA). Photo: San Diego Air & Space Museum.

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    A member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra taught col-lege students at Stetson University during a workshop organized by the Museum of Arts and Sciences (Daytona Beach, FL). Photo: Museum of Arts and Sciences.

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    The most important thing I took away from the conference is a renewed feeling of excitement. It was inspiring to see all the good work people are doing both at the Smithsonian, and at all the Affiliate

    museums. Altogether an excellent experience, and I'm looking forward to

    next year.

    David Unger, Director of Interpretation, American Textile History Museum ,

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    Conference attendees in the Smithsonian Castle Commons for the Welcome Recep-tion at the 2011 Affiliations National Conference. Photo: Smithsonian Affiliations.

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    Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, MA) and NMAH collaborated to feature first-person theater performances by a 17th century Pilgrim, a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Photo: Smithsonian

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    Educators from NMAH and the American Art Museum led a workshop with Puerto Rican educators at the Universidad del Turabo (Gurabo, PR) on forging museum-school partnerships. Photo: Museo y Centro Estudios Humanisticos

    During a live Ustream webcast, NASM and NPM curators joined Sonoma County Museum (Santa Rosa, CA) to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first airmail flight. Photo: Smithsonian Affiliations.

    A young visitor tested his architecture skills at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center (Solomons, MD), with Smithsonian Spark!Lab kits. Photo: Annmarie Garden.

  • Affiliations Director Harold Closter with Les Reker, director of the Ellen Nol Art Museum (Odessa, TX) at a press event announcing the museums affiliation with the Smithsonian. Photo: Smithsonian Affiliations.

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